Coachability Category

Work in odds today. Bust up your “usually’s.”

Work in “odd” numbers. Bust up your “usually’s.” Here’s my challenge to myself this week & want you to come along. * Work in ODD numbers. Instead of smooth, rounded off numbers, let’s mix it up. • Resistance Training: (weights, bands, or body weight) instead of 10 reps do 11 • Cardio: Trying to knock […]

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You can’t practice being taller.

After a crushing loss, a volleyball player vented to her dad, “You can’t practice being taller.” . As if the only advantage the other team to win was their height. . And that’s what we do, right? We see the giants of our industry & we point to their advantages… . But we fail to […]

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Dealing with down days

Here are the Sales Bites from today’s episode of The Sales Life. For more context check out the video by connecting with me on Facebook & YouTube. Most importantly subscribe to nearly 600 episodes of The Sales Life Podcast. Find it in iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio, & Deezer. Hear the full episode of […]

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Insecurities are BS Artists

INSECURITIES are B.S. artists. Everyone & I mean everyone has insecurities..so don’t think that you’re alone Your insecurities can be an advantage for you because they call you out. When your insecurities whisper to you that you’ll always be broke, fat, & single…when insecurities sneer that you’ll never bounce back or become successful… Run at […]

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Accept. Agree. Admit. Deliver

Recently on Jeb Blount’s Sales Gravy Podcast, Improv Specialist Gina Trimarco laid down the fundamentals of Improv. One of those is to accept what the other person is saying-even if you don’t agree with them. I’ve blown many deals because I didn’t agree with the customer. How many friendships and connections have been lost, blocked, […]

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Drop the excuses and discover the reasons why you’re underperforming in your sales career.

Most books make you read 75% of the book before they drop the main points on you, but not Mike Weinberg in his brilliant book, “New Sales. Simplified. The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development.” Mike lets you have in in Chapter 2 titled, “The not so ‘Sweet 16’ reasons why salespeople fail […]

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The difference between credit score & credit history.

What’s the difference between a credit score & credit history? Think of your credit score as my initial impression of you & credit history as my overall view after spending a week vacationing with you. Or think of your credit score as your outfit & your credit history as your whole wardrobe. You may meet […]

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“Can I succeed even if I hate sales?”

“What if I hate sales, can I still be good at it,” is a question I’m often asked. The short answer: Yes… You don’t categorically hate sales, you hate what you’re not good at because in those instances, your weaknesses are exposed.  You hate: Asking for the sale and bracing for the No. Asking for the […]

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It’s business as “usually…”

Susan David recommends that, when it comes to your emotions, look at them as data points instead of defaults. In an effort to conserve energy your mind works in “usually’s.” Meaning that when an emotion is triggered, you react with the autopilot mechanism of “usually.” When (this) happens, I usually do (this).  Like an “out of […]

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No wagon, no band

People can’t jump on your band wagon because it’s parked in the garage.” ~ Sam Horn There are so many things that you want to DO: Mentor, speak, teach children how to read, help the elderly, raise awareness, sell homes, cars, and insurance, write a book, start a cooking show, teach how to apply makeup, […]

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